Colour Stories: Decorating With Pale Pink

Work this on-trend shade to create a scheme that’s delicate, pretty and thoroughly grown-up.

A soft pink with undertones of grey works to soothing effect in Yvonne Koné’s Copenhagen boutique, designed by Oliver Gustav. Team with burgundy drapes to keep the look elegant.

WALLS For a similar paint shade, try Farrow & Ball’s Pink Ground estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L. DETAILS Industrial chandelier, £1,617.83, Workstead. For similar curtains, try Rothko furnishing fabric, £25m, John Lewis. Find a similar faux fig tree at Nordic House.


Try a modern paint effect such as ombré shading, using similar rosy pink and sky blue tones for a restful colour update.

WALL To recreate this look, try Crown’s Fairy Dust and Chance matt coloured emulsions, both £18 for 2.5L. FURNITURE For a chair like this one, try the Tallow stackable chair, £160, Habitat. This is the Tam Tam stool, £18, Habitat.


Pastel hand-painted panels successfully combine pretty with bold in this upbeat, feminine space.

WALL Covered in Amazonia wallpaper on custom Pink Edo painted Xuan paper, from £1,035 per panel, de Gournay. FURNITURE For a similar sofa, try The French Bedroom Company. DETAILS Hand-painted Amazonia cushions on Pink silk twill, £740 each; and hand-painted Butterflies cushion on Imperial Yellow silk twill, £510, both de Gournay.


Combine layers of raspberry, rose and seashell pink in textiles, then team with burnished metallics for a modern-meets-vintage look.

WALL Covered in Mariinsky Damask, Antique Mirror 92/2010 by Cole & Son. FURNITURE For a similar bed, try the Madeleine, £2,059, Maisons du Monde. The bed was covered in silk by Jo Berryman Studio. The chair is vintage. DETAILS The curtains and cushions are by Kevin O’Brien Studio.


Experiment with shades of pink and a simple linear paint treatment to turn a plain space into an eye-catching corner.

WALLS Painted in, from top, Little Greene’s Dorchester Pink Pale; Dorchester Pink Deep; Dorchester Pink, Dorchester Pink Deep; and Dorchester Pink Pale intelligent matt emulsions, all £48.50 for 2.5L. FURNITURE For a similar unit, try Loaf’s Hoot sideboard, £675.


In a mellow, neutral scheme of soft greys and off-whites, a powder-pink button-back sofa focuses and re-energises the space.

WALLS For a similar paint shade, try Farrow & Ball’s Dead Salmon estate emulsion, £45 for 2.5L. FURNITURE The Oscar three-seater sofa in Powder Pink, £1,940, Sofa.com is similar. The side table is part of a plaster pillar.

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